Healthy Snacks: Kale Chips

There seems to be a void of edible options to quench 4pm hunger besides for junk food: cookies, chips or candy. I find myself constantly on the lookout for healthy and tasty snack options, since vacuum-sealed apple slices and hemp bars just don’t cut it. Fortunately, I was recently introduced to kale chips. While originally a popular snack amongst vegans, kale chips really ought to go mainstream. Kale is very healthy: it is said to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties, and in chip form, kale is crispy, salty and satisfying.  The best part? These chips are easily made in 20 minutes.

Zoe McKinnell is a senior at Brown University who is currently very excited about cooking food that has been sitting in her freezer for too long.

**Recipe**

Kale Chips
Serves 6

Ingredients
1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 300°F. Rinse, dry and remove stems from kale.  Chop kale into pieces about 2 inches wide.  Toss with olive oil, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. Arrange on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until chips appear crispy.

Enjoy!

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Originally posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

One Response to “Healthy Snacks: Kale Chips”

  1. Mama Lise

    March 15th, 2012

    I agree. They are delicious and a great snack food. I would have never thought of adding soy sauce. Great idea. Thanks for the tip.

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